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(The Daily Beast)   Bill Barr can't investigate Obama due to arguments made by...Bill Barr. So will you reject your reality to substitute your own?   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-05-14 9:40:06 AM  
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2020-05-14 9:42:26 AM  
Because hypocrisy bothers these assholes.
 
2020-05-14 10:02:14 AM  
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2020-05-14 10:09:46 AM  
WHY DO THESE DOUBLE EDGED SWORDS HAVE TWO EDGES WHAT SORCERY IS THIS???
 
2020-05-14 10:11:53 AM  
Nope, the article is wrong.  They forgot the most important part of Barr's legal strategy:

IOKIYAR
INOKIYAD
 
2020-05-14 10:23:25 AM  
I am altering the deal. Pray I do not alter it any further
 
2020-05-14 10:24:07 AM  
"Obama isn't president so his actions are now illegal. Trump is president so his actions can never be illegal. Got it?"
 
2020-05-14 10:25:11 AM  
This is what happens when the rule of law breaks down.
 
2020-05-14 10:26:11 AM  
Nah, go ahead!  Go after the former president.  Make that a thing.  I am sure it'll never come back to bite Trump once he's out of office

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2020-05-14 10:26:53 AM  
I'm sure he'd do it anyway, just like if RBG dropped dead tomorrow Moscow Mitch would put in her replacement.
 
2020-05-14 10:29:40 AM  
If he goes after Obama:
1) He won't find anything.
2) He will go to jail in 2021.
 
2020-05-14 10:30:47 AM  

bdub77: If he goes after Obama:
1) He won't find anything.
2) He will go to jail in 2021.


Bill Barr and a shiat ton of other people should already be in jail for Iran Contra
 
2020-05-14 10:32:12 AM  
Like, at what point do people figure out 'hypocrisy' isn't a valid argument?
 
2020-05-14 10:32:48 AM  
If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.
 
2020-05-14 10:33:48 AM  
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Yeah, no.
 
2020-05-14 10:34:02 AM  
Utter bullshiat. Almost no Republican would even blink when using one set of rules for themselves and a completely different set of rules for everyone else. It's pretty much their default setting.
 
2020-05-14 10:35:47 AM  

OldRod: Nope, the article is wrong.  They forgot the most important part of Barr's legal strategy:

IOKIYARW
INOKIYADB



There....
 
2020-05-14 10:35:56 AM  
Trump actually thinks that getting his resident megawhore reek Bill Barr to investigate Obama for nonsensical crimes will somehow take the heat off everything and secure his election
/it's that cravenly dumb
 
2020-05-14 10:35:59 AM  
More evidence Obama and company were on the ball. They identified a clear and present danger in Trump and his associates.
 
2020-05-14 10:37:37 AM  

mongbiohazard: Utter bullshiat. Almost no Republican would even blink when using one set of rules for themselves and a completely different set of rules for everyone else. It's pretty much their default setting.


Well, they sure are champing at the bit to get some judges confirmed during an election year...wonder why?
 
2020-05-14 10:38:02 AM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


Innocent of what, exactly, you dingleberry?
 
2020-05-14 10:38:20 AM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


The Senate already said it won't open an investigation into him (though they are more than willing to investigate Clapper/Comey/Yates/etc.) For some reason Barr hasn't suggested that there is anything coming down the pipe from Dunham that will aim at Obama.

If they actually announce an investigation into Obama based on the idea that his administration was unfair to an unregistered foreign agent who hid that he was taking payments from foreign states while being one of the most senior foreign policy officials in this country it seems... ill-advised. No, better to treat it as a whisper campaign that the president complains about between making winking nods to QAnon crazies.
 
2020-05-14 10:42:54 AM  
Hey MAGA Chuds, and Fark Trolls at large, if Article 2 gives your Cheeto god king like powers to do whatever the hell he wants, and you slurp at the mushroom dicked manly man you all worship and adore.  Then guess the fark what?

OBAMA had the same powers.  So whatever the fark he did isn't illegal either.

Oh... wait it's different?  Why?  Either your a hypocrite or a racist because it doesn't apply to Obama for one of two reasons: He's a Democrat or he's black.
 
2020-05-14 10:43:49 AM  
 
2020-05-14 10:46:40 AM  
Ummm, no.  Collateral Estoppel/Issue preclusion only works when there are the same parties in both cases.

Lawyers often do make one argument one way and then in another case make another argument in a completely opposite way.
 
2020-05-14 10:47:45 AM  

DarnoKonrad: Like, at what point do people figure out 'hypocrisy' isn't a valid argument?


People? Usually when they're teenagers. Republicans? Never.
 
2020-05-14 10:48:20 AM  

Man with the Red Eyes: WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.

Innocent of what, exactly, you dingleberry?


Obamagate, duh. Please try to keep up.
 
2020-05-14 10:49:56 AM  

Vespers: DarnoKonrad: Like, at what point do people figure out 'hypocrisy' isn't a valid argument?

People? Usually when they're teenagers. Republicans? Never.


It's not Republicans making the argument. It's Democrats who think pointing out Republican hyprocrisy accomplishes anything at all. You can't shame the shameless.
 
2020-05-14 10:55:24 AM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


You mean exactly like Trump DIDN'T?

Also, learn to spell!
 
2020-05-14 11:13:18 AM  

DocUi: Hey MAGA Chuds, and Fark Trolls at large, if Article 2 gives your Cheeto god king like powers to do whatever the hell he wants, and you slurp at the mushroom dicked manly man you all worship and adore.  Then guess the fark what?

OBAMA had the same powers.  So whatever the fark he did isn't illegal either.

Oh... wait it's different?  Why?  Either your a hypocrite or a racist because it doesn't apply to Obama for one of two reasons: He's a Democrat or he's black.


Por Que No Los Dos??
 
2020-05-14 11:22:59 AM  
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I mean, dragging Obama to an event to interrogate him worked so well in Baltimore on 1/30/2010. No way there is blowback.
 
2020-05-14 11:48:14 AM  

oldweasel: DocUi: Hey MAGA Chuds, and Fark Trolls at large, if Article 2 gives your Cheeto god king like powers to do whatever the hell he wants, and you slurp at the mushroom dicked manly man you all worship and adore.  Then guess the fark what?

OBAMA had the same powers.  So whatever the fark he did isn't illegal either.

Oh... wait it's different?  Why?  Either your a hypocrite or a racist because it doesn't apply to Obama for one of two reasons: He's a Democrat or he's black.

Por Que No Los Dos??


Tienes razón
 
2020-05-14 11:50:28 AM  
Pfft.  The only Republican  creed is that they have a right to rule as they see fit, and Democrats don't.  No inconsistency here.
 
2020-05-14 11:51:50 AM  
It's gonna take a pretty big petard to hoist Bill Barr's fat ass.
 
2020-05-14 12:09:12 PM  
Obamagate is based on the theory that previous presidents cannot speak ill of their successors. If Trump goes the following 4 years without criticizing Biden, I'll eat a MAGA hat.

/if he goes 4 minutes after the inauguration I'll be pleasantly surprised.
 
2020-05-14 12:11:58 PM  
On the one hand, I'm inclined to say go for it, an actual constitutional lawyer on the stand isn't going to go anywhere close to the way they think it will. On the other though, if they were capable at all of hearing and understanding an actualconstitutional argument we wouldn't have the discussion to begin with, so why bother stepping up to get yelled at by grandstanding fools?
 
2020-05-14 12:27:10 PM  
Can you imagine being president for 8 years, dutifully serving your country, and then having to put up with this ship? There is a real chance that they'll imprison Obama.
And we'll be unhappy about it every step of the way, but nobody will do ship.
Elections are a farce now, and that same farcical machine rigged the Supreme Court.
 
2020-05-14 12:27:24 PM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


Does your own innocence prompt you to "welcome a fair trial"?
 
2020-05-14 12:32:15 PM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


Under arguments accepted by republican senators, put forth by William Barr himself as well as the current POTUS Trump. Obama only needs to say ULTIMATE IMMUNITY and he is immune and anyone who worked for him is also immune to any oversight or pesky subpoenas
 
2020-05-14 12:45:59 PM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


The operative word being: Fair.
 
2020-05-14 1:34:42 PM  

Bug2k: There is a real chance that they'll imprison Obama.


lol no there's not
 
2020-05-14 1:42:11 PM  

hubiestubert: mongbiohazard: Utter bullshiat. Almost no Republican would even blink when using one set of rules for themselves and a completely different set of rules for everyone else. It's pretty much their default setting.

Well, they sure are champing at the bit to get some judges confirmed during an election year...wonder why?


Which wouldn't even bother me too much if they were trying to get qualified, appropriate judges appointed even being that they created the need for so many judges in the first place. But that's not what they're doing, they're ramming through often patently unqualified judges, because they're primarily concerned with doing their best to get judges on the bench whose primary judicial philosophy is "fark Democrats".
 
2020-05-14 3:58:44 PM  

ElwoodCuse: Bug2k: There is a real chance that they'll imprison Obama.

lol no there's not


That was my initial reaction too. But then I asked, "What is anyone going to do about it?"
 
2020-05-14 7:28:31 PM  

OldRod: Nah, go ahead!  Go after the former president.  Make that a thing.  I am sure it'll never come back to bite Trump once he's out of office

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Trump officials know the consequences yet they proceed anyway, which means they do not intend to suffer those consequences.

For anyone who watched GOT Pelosi is Margery, the media is the high cepton, Trump is Cerci, and Trump winning reelection will be seasons 7 and 8.
 
2020-05-14 7:31:44 PM  

WithinReason: If President Obama is actually innocent he should be welcomimg a fair trial.


If there is no probable cause, there shouldn't be an investigation let alone a trial.
 
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